Twice-Told Tales [Blu-ray] [1963]

  • SKU: 29571452
  • Release Date: 12/01/2015
  • Rating: NR
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 3)

Special Features

  • "Trailers From Hell" with Mick Garris
  • Audio commentary by film historians Richard Harland Smith and Perry Martin
  • Original theatrical trailer


Twice Told Tales
This three part horror story is taken from the writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne. Vincent Price stars in all three tales starting with Dr. Heidegger's Experiment". Heidegger (Sebastian Cabot) attempts to restore the youth of four elderly friends. In a ghastly and ghoulish scene, a bride in her wedding gown returns to life after being dead for forty years. Although her spirit is alive, her body is ravaged by forty years of grave rot. "Rappaccini's Daughter" finds Price as a demented, overprotective father inoculating his daughter with poison so she may never leave her garden of poisonous plants. Part three, "The House of the Seven Gables" has Beverly Garland, Richard Denning, and Jacqueline de Wit accompanying Price, who retains his horror hero status that alternates between villain and victim. The characters portrayed by Price are a natural continuation of the Edgar Allen Poe stories produced by Roger Cormam. Sidney Sallow directed this feature in which the cinematic apple falls far from the literary tree. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Vincent Price
    Vincent Price - Alex Medbourne/Rappaccini/Gerald Pyncheon
  • Sebastian Cabot
    Sebastian Cabot - Dr. Carl Heidegger
  • Mari Blanchard
    Mari Blanchard - Sylvia Ward
  • Brett Halsey
    Brett Halsey - Giovanni Guastconti [Rappaccini's Daughter]
  • Abraham Sofaer
    Abraham Sofaer - Prof. Pietro Baglioni [Rappaccini's Daughter]

Customer rating

would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    nice anthology, and good quality blu-ray

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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Three stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne are told in this horror film anthology with Vincent Price in each tale. Similar to Tales Of Terror and just as enjoyable. The blu-ray quality is very good but the special features are a bit lacking in this release. Otherwise a great buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic Horror Trilogy

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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I viewed this trilogy at an Emory Theater Saturday matinee back in 1963 when it was first released. It was fun to compare it to my memory of it. These short films are scary without being overly gory.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Blind buy!

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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Great Vincent price film! Kino did a great job on the transfer!

    I would recommend this to a friend

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